Michael Flynn, who died on September 25, 2012, worked with Charles Strozier from the very beginning to create the Center on Terrorism. His energy, intelligence, and sharp wit served us all well and he is sorely missed. Flynn was a Professor of Psychology at York College, CUNY, and Associate Director of the Center. He co-edited two books in 1996 with Strozier, Genocide, War, and Human Survival and Trauma and Self. The next year, also with Charles, he co-edited The Year 2,000: Essays on the End. In 2007 he published, with David Brotherton, a co-edited volume, Globalizing the Streets: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Youth, Social Control and Empowerment in the New Millennuim. More recently he posthumously published, with Fabiola Salek, Screening Torture: Media Representations of State Terror and Political Domination (2012), and a book he began, also with Salek, on “Screening Terror” is being finished by Strozier (with Salek).
Michael’s wide-ranging research interests included the psychological and political economy of urban violence; the psychological effects of living in a nuclearized world; literary, autobiographical, and psychohistorical approaches to the self and trauma; and the public and media role of the psychologist.
Michael Flynn, who died at 49 years of age, left two lovely teenage daughters for whom a scholarship fund has been established. If you are so motivated, please send your tax-deductible contributions to Rivera Flynn College Fund, PO Box 273, Stockbridge, MA 01262.
View Dr Flynn’s obituary here.